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La Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg-Octeville

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La Cite de la Mer is a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You can explore an ocean diving area and a former French Army submarine. It is situated in the restored trans-Atlantic railway terminal in Cherbourg. The monument was built in 1933 and the museum was opened in 2002. Add La Cite de la Mer and other attractions to your Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary using our Cherbourg-Octeville vacation generator.
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  • 4 activities are quite different and everyone will find his rest... We loved the tour of the formidable: unique and impressive and well enjoyed Titanic, although the latter has the merit to recreate atmospheres... the aquarium is different from another aquarium. as for team activity, it is well-crafted and the end is surprising: to discover!
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  • A Museum is a must for those who love the sea, highly recommended to those with children. An aquarium too fancy shaped chalice (!) really scenic. Offers a thorough look over all aspects related to the sea.
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  • Visit with family in the city of the sea we are close enough geographically always a pleasure and even if making it quite often we discover and always learn something
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  • Really interesting to walk around the submarine, I'd give the attraction that has specific time slots a miss though. That little section is a tacky gimmick.
  • Visited as we had a couple hours to pass before our ferry. The audio tour of the nuclear submarine was absolutely fascinating and we'd have loved to have had more time to fully explore the other exhibits, but did feel that for a shorter visit it was rather expensive at 18€ per person.
  • Good fun for children and very impressive nuclear submarine on display.
  • One of the main place to visit in Cherbourg, the most interesting place remains the submarin visit
  • Trop de monde !!!!!